Hollande’s failure is Macron’s opportunity: A roundtable discussion with Xavier Ragot

France has a new president in town and there is general agreement that his “task is immense”, as Emmanuel Macron himself declared several times from his pedestal in front of the pyramide du Louvre. While Macron won a clear majority, … Continue reading Hollande’s failure is Macron’s opportunity: A roundtable discussion with Xavier Ragot

“Common sense is more useful than left or right” Dr. Thomas Piketty at the OECD

By Maria Dahl, Junior Consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris “Common sense is more useful than left or right” Dr. Thomas Piketty at the OECD One of the perks of working at the OECD is being … Continue reading “Common sense is more useful than left or right” Dr. Thomas Piketty at the OECD

Conference Stories: Dambisa Moyo, Global Shifts in Economics, Politics and Business

China has lifted millions out of poverty, why shouldn’t its authorities win a Nobel Prize? This is the question put by prize-winning economist Dambisa Moyo to her audience during a talk delivered at Sciences Po last week on “Global Shifts … Continue reading Conference Stories: Dambisa Moyo, Global Shifts in Economics, Politics and Business

ECON+ Drinks and Discussions ‘Our Economic Future’

Gathering in a small bar near Mabillon, Paris we got to know each other and discuss economic matters. Between the fluid conversations we asked some questions about topics discussed and economic matters. This is what they came up with…. Why does economics matter? “It governs the distribution of wealth across the globe” Tonight I discussed.. “…microeconomics and development, something I had only a vague understanding of until this evening” “…future schools of economics in the digital world” “….the failure of the neoliberalism in the World Bank in Latin America” “…future schools, the name Kilian, Jesus/Religion/GDP” The problem with economics is… “…not enough sustainable … Continue reading ECON+ Drinks and Discussions ‘Our Economic Future’

Roundtable with Howard Davies

13.30 It’s time to wrap up. Before leaving, Davies tell us he’ll be doing a talk about Britain’s relationship with Europe, called “No sex please, we’re British” at Sciences Po, Paris, on 11th April 2013. Thank you for following and sending in your questions, please keep checking back to the ECON+ website for more. 13.29: “If I was a Portuguese depositor, I’d start to worry…” says Davies. But he thinks the “bailing-in” of wholesale bondholders and depositors is “not a bad idea”. 13.28 Davies argues the bail-in of insured depositors is “a very dangerous thing to do”. He makes the … Continue reading Roundtable with Howard Davies

Roundtable with Paul Collier

19.10 After a lively discussion, we had to close as Collier will be teaching several of us in a few minutes on “Sustainability of Growth in Developing Countries“. He wishes us luck with our movement before leaving. Thanks for following, watch out for details of our next event soon. 19.08 Collier first of all states that he does not know the new head. He does say however that the G2O was heralded as a “New World”, in which there would no longer be special deals whereby the head of the World Bank is always an American, and the IMF a … Continue reading Roundtable with Paul Collier